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29 Celebrity Mental Health Advocate | Celebrities taking stand for Mental Health

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The 10th of October is World Mental Health Day. We encourage you to contribute to increasing mental health awareness. You can join even if you do not have a personal story to share. Check in with your loved ones and inquire about their well-being. A simple discussion can be of great assistance to someone suffering from depression, anxiety, or any other mental health disorder.

Chris EvansChris Evans

Chris Evans is widely recognized as the Marvel character Captain America. Many would never guess from his appearance that he struggles with a mental health disorder. Chris Evans has stated that living with anxiety and panic attacks nearly derailed his career, albeit he is less open about it. Despite his confident smile and demeanor, he admitted that stepping on the red carpet was like walking on hot coals. He now practices meditation to calm his mind before major situations.

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato

Demi Lovato is one of the most vocal champions for mental health awareness among celebrities. They have openly fought bulimia, bipolar disorder, and a drug addiction that twice nearly killed them. Demi Lovato produced a documentary named “Beyond Taboo” in 2017 that highlights the courage, commitment, and tenacity of those who break the silence that is commonly associated with mental illness.

Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar

We rarely regard rappers as anything less than courageous and fearless. However, even the most resilient individuals can suffer from mental illness. Kendrick Lamar has disclosed that he has struggled with depression and suicidal ideation. On one of his recently released albums, To Pimp a Butterfly, he revealed the truth. During one interview, he described how his survivor’s guilt and despair resulted from the loss of one of his closest friends.

Catherine Zeta JonesCatherine Zeta Jones

Catherine Zeta Jones, renowned for her fiery performances in “The Mask of Zorro” and “Chicago,” was diagnosed with bipolar II disease. Jones has entered and exited treatment as she saw fit to preserve her health. Her spokeswoman told that time, it was to assist her cope with the stress of the previous year, which included her husband’s throat cancer. In 2013, and most recently in 2016, she underwent inpatient therapy as part of her periodic care.

Simon BilesSimon Biles

Simone Biles stood bold about her diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) after a hacker revealed her medical documents for all to see, just when you thought you couldn’t adore her anymore. She tweeted, “Having ADHD and taking medication for it is nothing to be ashamed about, and I have no qualms about letting others know.” So instead of being shamed for using “illicit” medicines, as the hacker intended, Biles became a greater source of inspiration through her tweet: “I have ADHD and have been taking medication for it since I was a child. Please be aware that I believe in a clean sport, have always abided by the rules, and will continue to do so since fair play is essential to sports and is very important to me.”

Jim CarreyJim Carrey

On-screen comedian Jim Carrey has spent decades making others laugh. It is difficult to fathom someone like him struggling on the inside. However, you can never know what another person is experiencing! Jim Carrey has acknowledged suffering from depression and taking antidepressants to treat it. He currently handles his disease by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Chrissy TeigenChrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen is notorious for never being afraid to speak her thoughts. She spoke publicly about her battle with postpartum depression after giving birth. Her candor increased global awareness of mental health and made it less embarrassing for moms to seek support after childbirth.

Kristen BellKristen Bell

She is one of Hollywood’s most prominent funny women, but in her personal life, Bell has struggled with melancholy and anxiety, and she has no problem discussing it. She authored her own piece about her struggles with mental health illnesses for Motto, a Time magazine portal. Her statements made headlines throughout the world, shattering the stigma associated with mental health and demonstrating the diversity of mental disease.

Hayden PanettiereHayden Panettiere

Panettiere became a notable leader and unofficial spokesperson for postpartum depression. She came out publicly to seek in-patient treatment for her sickness ten months after giving birth to her daughter Kaya. When discussing her decision to go public with her sickness, she told Self, “I was always worried that people wouldn’t accept me. I finally just left because I’m tired of living in fear. I’m tired of living in dread of what others will think, so I’m just going to lay everything out on the table and not care about what others will say.”

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Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher

Fisher had an effect both on- and off-screen, as seen by her enduring legacy as Princess Leia. At the age of 24, Fisher was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and seized the chance to become a champion for mental disease. She spoke publicly about her struggle with bipolar disorder, including in her own column for The Guardian: “We have been handed a difficult condition, and we have no choice but to meet those challenges. Consider it an opportunity to be heroic, not in the sense of “I survived living in Mosul during an attack” heroic, but heroic in the sense of emotional survival. A chance to serve as a positive example for others who may share our disorder.” The placement of Fisher’s ashes in an urn imitating a large Prozac pill was a final gesture towards eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness. Even after her death, she continues to inspire our admiration.

Glenn CloseGlenn Close

It is not always necessary for an individual with a mental condition to advocate for a cause. The six-time Academy Award-winning actress has taken a stand against mental illness stigma. When her sister, Jessie Close, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and her nephew, Calen Pick, was diagnosed with schizoaffective disease, Close utilized her position to encourage dialogue about mental health. In 2010, the Close family founded Bring Change 2 Mind, a charity organization (BC2M). Since then, the organization has created public service messages, such as the #mindourfuture campaign, as well as programme for university and high school students. In an interview with Conscious magazine about the importance of helping people with mental illness, Close stated, “Ultimately, our society (as a whole) must recognize the wealth of talent that exists in the community of people living with mental illness, and therefore our society must invest in these individuals — not ignore them.”

Justin BieberJustine Bieber

Nobody in history has faced the beast of fame quite like Justin Bieber, who in 2009 became the world’s first legitimate YouTube celebrity. Since then, Bieber’s accomplishments exceed the scope of a slideshow caption, and his otherworldly celebrity came at a price. The multitalented musician provided a never-before-seen glimpse at his career in his 10-part YouTube documentary Seasons. In the fifth episode, titled “The Dark Season,” Bieber did not hold back when revealing the intensity of his anxiety and his unhealthy reliance on narcotics as a means of coping. Justin Bieber: Next Chapter, which was published on YouTube in October 2014, revealed him to be vulnerable once more — he even admitted to having suicidal thoughts at some point in his life — while he used his influence to encourage his supporters to maintain optimism.

Billie EilishBillie Eilish

“Ocean Eyes” propelled Billie Eilish into the music industry at an impressionable age in 2016, thanks to its viral success. The 19-year-old is featured on the March cover of Vogue, and she utilised the chance to speak openly about body dysmorphia and the counsel she gives to her fans on self-harm. Separately, in a September 2019 Elle article, she was similarly unfiltered: “I was a 16-year-old kid who exhibited extreme instability. I never thought I would make it to this age, yet I am currently in the happiest point of my life.”

Taylor SwiftTylor Swift

Taylor Swift is the only artist capable of trademarking the transformation of real-life heartbreak into award-winning song. However, the 31-year-old does not lose her superpowers when she is not playing her guitar. In an April 2019 interview with The Zach Sang Show, she stated that she, like everyone else, had struggled: “We must always bear in mind that there is no ‘happily ever after’ in which we are content forever. Happiness will always be a battle and a task that we must strive to overcome. Self-worth will always be something; achieving it is an ongoing effort. We will not necessarily feel this way all the time.” She continued in another part of the interview, “There have been moments when I’ve needed to take years off because I was so fatigued, or because I felt so depressed or horrible.” Swift addressed her earlier struggles with an eating disorder in her Netflix documentary Miss Americana, released in January 2020.

Pete DavidsonPete Davidson

Pete Davidson may occasionally disguise his advocacy for mental health with self-deprecating or crass comments, but he remains genuine. The Saturday Night Live alum, who lost his father in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, told Variety in August 2018: “I’ve been in and out of mental health facilities since I was 9 years old.” I attempted suicide in the water when I was in the fourth or fifth grade. Davidson had a recent and highly publicised suicidal scare, but the actor and comedian continues to fight through it and raise awareness about borderline personality disorder.

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Emma StoneEmma Stone

In 2011, at the beginning of her now unstoppable acting career, Emma Stone put the record right when she told Glamour’s Amy Spencer, “I experienced extreme anxiety as a child. I was in counselling. From ages 8 to 10, I was on the verge of agoraphobia. I was unable to leave my mother’s side. I no longer get panic attacks, but I used to suffer from severe anxiety.” As her prominence increased, so did her commitment to mental health advocacy. The Academy Award-winning actor has collaborated with the Child Mind Institute on multiple projects, including 2017’s #MyYoungerSelf and 2016’s

Big SeanBig Sean

Big Sean had bars for days, but by early September 2020, the 32-year-old rapper with a platinum certification was tweeting nonstop. Sean Don revealed his frank stream of consciousness regarding his mental health struggle, specifically while working on his recently released album, Detroit 2. This was certainly not the first time. In March of 2019, he once again shared with his followers via Instagram video. “I did not feel like myself, and I could not determine why,” he stated. “I simply felt lost and had no idea how I got there.” In a subsequent video, he explained that he began counselling after seeing that something was occurring in his brain that “needed some extra attention” in addition to the meditating he has routinely practiced since he was 17 years old.

Selena GomezSelena Gomez

Selena Gomez has advocated for health in all aspects. The 28-year-old actress and recording artist delivered an exclusive statement to People in which she said, among other things, that she “learned that anxiety, panic attacks, and sadness can be side effects of lupus” and that she needed a break from her demanding work to focus on her health. Later, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which she disclosed publicly for the first time last April on Miley Cyrus’ talk show Bright Minded. Gomez is a strong advocate for counselling.

Lady GagaLady Gaga

Lady Gaga, like Selena Gomez, has become a public face for autoimmune illnesses and the detrimental effects they have on mental health. Gaga has fibromyalgia. Her 2017 Netflix documentary Five Foot Two revealed the Academy Award and Oscar winner’s daily, excruciating battle with the chronic illness. During a meeting with Oprah as part of her 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour (h/t Teen Vogue), Gaga emphasized her vulnerability. “I was greatly aided by medication. Numerous individuals are terrified of medicines that can help their minds. I definitely want to eliminate the stigma associated with this “She stated, “I’m tired of repeating it over and over. Not everyone has access to these goods, and not everyone can afford them. I want the money for it, the top doctors in the world, and for us to understand the brain and come to a consensus on it so that Generation Z will not have to deal with this the way we are. The state of mental health is a crisis.”

Ariana GrandeAriana Grande

Jasmine Gomez of Teen Vogue deserves praise for rounding up nine times. Ariana Grande campaigned for mental health in highly courageous ways, including by publishing her brain scan for PTSD and attributing her survival to therapy. The Thank U, Next singer-songwriter has endured more tragedy than anyone deserves, from the Manchester Arena bombing to the accidental overdose death of her ex-lover Mac Miller, but she has not shied away from the limelight. Rather, she has used it for good.

Lana CondorLana Condor

Lana Condor, best known for starring in the acclaimed To All The Boys franchise, began a February video monologue for SELF by saying, “You don’t have to battle alone.” “I believe this was also the case for me. But if you’re honest, it’s likely that someone can relate to you.” The 23-year-old went on to describe her problem with body dysmorphia, which began with her participation in ballet as a teen.

Kid CudiKid Cudi

The discography of Kid Cudi has been recognised by a sizeable portion of listeners for helping them confront their inner demons or simply feel understood. In April 2016, the renowned rapper, born Scott Mescudi, disclosed to Billboard’s Brad Wete that his therapeutic music stems from shared sorrow. He stated, “I utilized medicines to treat my sadness.” In October 2016, Cudi left no stone unturned in a Facebook post informing his fans that he would be taking a break after entering a rehabilitation center “for despair and suicidal thoughts.” After years of self-improvement, he joined Zane Lowe for an Apple Music interview about his December 2020 album Man on the Moon III: The Chosen and discussed what he learnt in rehabilitation and where he is now.

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams

Serena Williams has a solid claim to the title of finest athlete in the world. (As an aside, her husband Alexis Ohanian wins the award for best t-shirt of the year.) Williams was even more courageous when she came to Instagram in August 2018 to discuss the postpartum depression she suffered after giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia and nearly dying in the process. She wrote, “I’m here to let you know that it’s okay if you’re having a tough day or week; I am, too!”

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Kevin LoveKevin Love

Athletes worldwide have worked to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Kevin Love’s March 2018 piece for The Players’ Tribune, in which he disclosed his struggles with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, caused a rippling impact throughout basketball. Last September, the 32-year-old NBA champion published a follow-up.

Michael PhelpsMichael Phelps

Michael Phelps’ primary legacy will surely be as the most decorated Olympian in history, but the former swimmer is creating a new one outside of the pool. Last year, Phelps wrote a challenging piece for ESPN on his mental health in the midst of the epidemic, as told to Wayne Drehs. Prior to that, he admitted to a 2014 DUI that resulted to a 45-day rehabilitation term. In May 2018, Phelps starred in an advertisement for Talkspace.

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson

Many adjectives come to mind when describing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: charismatic, manly, strong, supernova. The reason they say not to judge a book by its cover is because even The Rock may experience hardship. In April 2018, he responded to a message regarding his mother’s suicide attempt when he was 15 years old by tweeting, “We all go through the sludge/s—t and sadness never discriminates.” “That took me a while to realise it, but the secret is to not be afraid of being vulnerable. Especially men have a propensity to hold back. You’re not alone.”

Taraji P. HensonTaraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson is dedicated to decreasing suicide rates among Black adolescents and mental health in the Black community as a whole, in addition to her acclaimed work in Empire and Hidden Figures and a multitude of other roles. In 2018, the actress established the foundation named for her late father, Boris Lawrence Henson.
“Mental illness has affected members of my family,” “Henson told Jasmine Grant of Essence in 2019 while testifying on Capitol Hill for three days. “I’ve observed it in both the society and the workplace. Regarding African Americans, we do not deal with the matter. We pray about it, abhor it, and avoid discussing it. “How can we help ourselves if we refuse to be vulnerable?”

Prince HarryPrince Harry

Taraji P. Henson is dedicated to decreasing suicide rates among Black adolescents and mental health in the Black community as a whole, in addition to her acclaimed work in Empire and Hidden Figures and a multitude of other roles. In 2018, the actress established the foundation named for her late father, Boris Lawrence Henson.
“Mental illness has affected members of my family,” “Henson told Jasmine Grant of Essence in 2019 while testifying on Capitol Hill for three days. “I’ve observed it in both the society and the workplace. Regarding African Americans, we do not deal with the matter. We pray about it, abhor it, and avoid discussing it. “How can we help ourselves if we refuse to be vulnerable?”

Dax ShepardDax Shepard

Dax Shepard has become a popular Hollywood spokesman for sobriety. In late 2020, he disclosed publicly that he had relapsed on prescription opioids, following a 16-year abstinence from alcohol, cocaine, and other heavy narcotics. The actor from Parenthood conducts the enormously popular podcast Armchair Expert, in which he rips off bandages in every way, delving into his own mental and emotional issues as well as those of his guests. In January, Shepard appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss his continued recovery “I did not wish to admit it in any way. I had numerous weird phobias… I enjoy receiving correspondence from individuals. This is my favorite aspect of public life. I was simply frightened that I would lose it.” However, his friend helped him realize that the best way for him to continue to assist his supporters was to be honest about resuming his trip.

Bottom line

Mental illness doesn’t give a damn about your appearance, your occupation, your wealth, or your level of happiness before it strikes. If you’re suffering from a mental condition, it doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like. There is no reason to feel ashamed about having a mental disease. We can all benefit from understanding more about mental illness and how to deal because of the many celebrities who have been honest about their own battles.

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